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Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2015-16 Season

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Paul Miller, aka "DJ Spooky"

The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s 2015–16 lineup of 32 music, theater and dance presentations from around the world features eight performances of touring Broadway’s “Jersey Boys,” husband-and-wife banjo duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Vienna Boys Choir, Moscow Festival Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty” and the fifth season of the Classical Music Project.

Tickets for all but two of the Center for the Performing Arts presentations—plus tickets for the Penn State School of Music’s “Mosaic” and Philharmonic Orchestra feature concerts—go on sale at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. Tickets already are on sale for “Jersey Boys.

Visit the Center for the Performing Arts for complete details about the events.

The season also includes a free Sunday, Sept. 20, concert featuring The Soul Rebels, an eight-piece brass band from New Orleans that pushes the boundaries of jazz with a high-energy concert incorporating soul, jazz, funk, hip-hop, rock and pop. Free tickets for the concert are available in person, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the ticket offices in Eisenhower, HUB-Robeson and the downtown theater and on the day of the concert at Eisenhower. For the full story, click here.

Image caption: Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, will present "Arctic Rhythms," a multimedia trip through the Arctic landscape. He juxtaposes images with live and recorded hip-hop, electronic, and minimalist music to create a unique experience.